Upcoming Events


Rapper Joey FineRythme

Arts Education

‘Be the Change’ with raptivist Joey FineRhyme

August 5, 2021 - June 1, 2023 | Virtual performance and Zoom session

Hannah the Hippo and Ollie puppets

Arts Education

Helpful Hannah Hippo – Don’t Give Up
with StoneLion Puppet Theatre

September 1, 2022 - June 1, 2023 | Time determined by teachers/groups
Virtual or in-person workshop, or in-person performance.

The all female members of tenThing Brass Ensemble pose for a picture while holding their instruments

Midwest Trust Center Series

tenThing Brass Ensemble
'A Feeling of Norwegian Christmas'

8 p.m. Friday, December 2, 2022 | Yardley Hall

Doug Talley playing the saxophone

Midwest Trust Center Series

Winterlude – Doug Talley Quartet

7 p.m. Sunday, December 4, 2022 | Polsky Theatre

a puppeteer holding up a stuffed wiener dog and a hoop for it to jump through

Arts Education

What If Puppets (formerly Paul Mesner Puppets)
'Cirque du Wiener Dog'

10 a.m. Wednesday, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Thursday, 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m. Saturday, December 7, 2022 - December 10, 2022 | Polsky Theatre

'Tis the Season A Holiday Spectacular Heartland Men's Chorus Kansas City

Rental

'Tis the Season
Heartland Men's Chorus

3:30 p.m. Sunday, December 11, 2022 | Yardley Hall

Bobby Watson holding a saxophone

Midwest Trust Center Series

Winterlude – Bobby Watson Quartet

7 p.m. Sunday, January 15, 2023 | Yardley Hall

Oran Etkin sitting with a group of young children who are participating in a music lesson

Midwest Trust Center Series

MTC Kids Jam – Oran Etkin’s Timbalooloo
'Finding Friends Far from Home'

11 a.m. Saturday, January 21, 2023 | Polsky Theatre

Oran Etkin holding a clarinet and smiling

Midwest Trust Center Series

Oran Etkin – 'Open Arms'

7 p.m. Sunday, January 22, 2023 | Polsky Theatre

Opus 76 members standing in the lobby of the Midwest Trust Center.

Midwest Trust Center Series

Opus 76 Quartet – 'Amadeus' (recital + film)

2 p.m. Sunday, January 29, 2023 | Polsky Theatre

an actress portraying cinderella sitting on the stage

Arts Education

Cenicienta: A Bilingual Cinderella Story

10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Thursday-Friday and 11 a.m. Saturday, February 2, 2023 - February 4, 2023 | Polsky Theatre

J.D. Edwards and Cara Luft

Midwest Trust Center Series

The Small Glories

7 p.m. Sunday, February 5, 2023 | Polsky Theatre

collage showing 4 black and white photos of musicians from Mississippi

Midwest Trust Center Series

Voices of Mississippi

7:30 p.m. Saturday, February 11, 2023 | Yardley Hall

Actress portraying Lucille Ball

Midwest Trust Center Series

L.A. Theatre Works – 'Lucy Loves Desi: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Sitcom'

February 11, 2023 - February 12, 2023 | Polsky Theatre

the members of Emerson Quartet

Midwest Trust Center Series

Emerson Quartet Farewell Tour
with special guest David Finckel, cello

8 p.m. Saturday, February 18, 2023 | Yardley Hall

Trent Austin playing the trumpet

Midwest Trust Center Series

Winterlude – Trent Austin Quartet

7 p.m. Sunday, February 19, 2023 | Polsky Theatre

Kevin Spencer performs a magic trick for an amazed audience member. Icon for low sensory experience overlaid.

Arts Education

The Magic of Kevin Spencer

10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Thursday, February 23, 2023 | Polsky Theatre

DakhaBrakha members in traditional costumes

Midwest Trust Center Series

DakhaBrakha, Ukrainian folk-punk

8 p.m. Friday, February 24, 2023 | Polsky Theatre

Opus 76 Quartet

Midwest Trust Center Series

Opus 76 Quartet – 'Haydn and Schubert'

2 p.m. Sunday, February 26, 2023 | Yardley Hall Stage (Seating is limited.)

It's Okay to be Different - Stories by Todd Parr - The New York Times best selling author - Produced by Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia

Arts Education

It’s OK to be Different – Stories by Todd Parr

10 a.m., 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 2, 2023 | Yardley Hall

Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chamber Orchestra

Midwest Trust Center Series

Academy of St Martin in the Fields Chamber Orchestra

8 p.m. Friday, March 3, 2023 | Yardley Hall

The Brooklyn Rider Quartet

Midwest Trust Center Series

Brooklyn Rider – 'Variations on a Theme'

7 p.m. Sunday, March 5, 2023 | Polsky Theatre

Danú band members

Midwest Trust Center Series

Danú – 'St. Patrick’s Celebration'

8 p.m. Friday, March 10, 2023 | Yardley Hall

John McCutcheon holding a banjo

Midwest Trust Center Series

John McCutcheon

8 p.m. Saturday, March 11, 2023 | Polsky Theatre

Opus 76 Quartet

Midwest Trust Center Series

Opus 76 Quartet –
'Tchaikovsky and Schumann' with Ramona Pansegrau, piano

2 p.m. Sunday, March 12, 2023 | Polsky Theatre

statues of korean war soldiers and a red white and blue wreath

Rental

Benefit Concert Honoring Korean Veterans – Helping Student Veterans

3 p.m. Saturday, March 18, 2023 | Polsky Theatre

collage of 4 black and white photos showing the members of KC Jazz Disciples playing their instruments

Midwest Trust Center Series

Winterlude – KC Jazz Disciples

7 p.m. Sunday, March 19, 2023 | Polsky Theatre

Billy Jonas playing guitar in front of a large crowd

Midwest Trust Center Series

MTC Kids Jam
Billy Jonas 'Who’s Gonna Make Our Music?!'

11 a.m. Saturday, March 25, 2023 | Polsky Theatre

David Shifrin, John de Lancie and Soovin Kim

Midwest Trust Center Series

'Curtis on Tour'
Featuring David Shifrin, clarinet; John de Lancie, narrator; Soovin Kim, violin

7 p.m. Sunday, March 26, 2023 | Polsky Theatre

What If Puppets Digital Educational Series

Arts Education

‘In the Workshop’ presented by What If Puppets (formerly Paul Mesner Puppets)

March 27, 2023 - April 14, 2023 | 45-minute live performance (during dates listed) and asynchronous digital resource

Members of "A Moving Sound" posing in a field

Midwest Trust Center Series

A Moving Sound

8 p.m. Friday, March 31, 2023 | Polsky Theatre

A collage of photos for "Masters of Percussion"

Midwest Trust Center Series

'Masters of Percussion' featuring Zakir Hussain

8 p.m. Saturday, April 1, 2023 | Yardley Hall

the 8 members of the ukulele orchestra sitting cross-legged on the floor and holding their ukuleles in front of their faces

Midwest Trust Center Series

George Hinchliffe's Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain

8 p.m. Saturday, April 15, 2023 | Yardley Hall

Dino O’Dell, Funky Mama and Jim “Mr. Stinkyfeet” Cosgrove

Midwest Trust Center Series

MTC Kids Jam – KC Spotlight

11 a.m. Saturday, May 6, 2023 | Polsky Theatre

Cirque Kalabante performance, with men playing drums and another man rolling in the sky and being caught.

Midwest Trust Center Series

Cirque Kalabanté – 'Afrique en Cirque'

10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Friday, May 19, 2023 | Yardley Hall